Moodle: Activities & Resources: Quiz User Override Settings

The User Override setting provides instructors with the ability to allow for student accommodations and increased time allotments for specific users in their Moodle course. If instructors need to add the same accommodation to multiple students, they can either do so individually for each student or use the quiz Group overrides settings. To perform a group override, follow the same instructions below but select Group overrides in the admin block (step 4).

How to Enable the User Override Setting: 

1. Select the course where your desired quiz is located.

2. Click on the quiz. 

Example of a Quiz link


3. Click the admin gear icon (Inactive admin gear icon) on the top right corner of the page.

4. In the Admin block, select User overrides under Quiz administration. To perform a group override, select that option.

Administration tab/ user overrides

5. On the next screen, click the Add user override button.

Add user override button

6. Here you can select the student that you wish to override quiz settings for, and then change the settings that apply to the student.

Quiz user override settings.

7. Once you have finished making changes, select Save or Save and enter another override.

NOTE: This action can only be completed by the Primary Instructor. The only required setting is the name of the student for whom you would like to give an override for the quiz.

Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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